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tEW from the Dakota Institute Press: Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu, is a thoughtful review and reconciliation of oral and written history of the Nez Perce people with the often abbreviated narratives and sometimes cryptic jottings of the expedition's journalists.

It is the product of eleven years of study and collaboration by Nez Perce historian Allen V. Pinkham, who was born into the tribe on Nez Perce soil, and Steven R. Evans, emeritus professor of history at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, who married into the tribe and now lives on the Reservation.

Their book brings the Lewis and Clark story full circle, at last, in the context of those interwoven fabrics of their respective histories. It deserves to be read closely by every serious student of the expedition and the Nez Perce people—the Nimiipuu.

ince January of 2009 the ownership and management of Discovering Lewis & Clark® have been in the hands of the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation of Washburn, North Dakota. Our intention is not only to preserve and maintain the site as it has evolved since it opened in 1998, but also to undertake a series of new initiatives and historical investigations, and to introduce emerging technologies at appropriate times, in pursuit of our mission to make this the most comprehensive and useful Lewis and Clark website on the Internet.

We welcome serious suggestions, comments and queries from our readers via the "Contact" utility at left, above. We are eager to receive proposals for articles, photo essays, and other contributions to Discovering Lewis & Clark®. More about the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation will be found on the Credits page, listed above at left.

David Borlaug, President,
Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation


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Updates, Autumn 2014

"Biggest Dog," and "Seaman's Creek," for further remarks concerning Lewis's dog's name, and Seaman's mysterious fate.

Summertime Leftovers

"Rush Job," needed correction and completion of footnote links, and sundry factual corrections and rewordings.

"Essential Point, 1805", the place Lewis recognized as "an essential point in the geography of this western part of the Continent."

"Lochsa River Canyon," pinpointing the Bernard DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove.

"Meeting the Salish" From Lost Trail to Found Friends.

"Fort Mountain – Square Butte". A landmark of "singular appearance."

Recent Additions:

Jack Nisbet, prominent teacher, naturalist and writer, contributed a second essay to Discovering Lewis & Clark®. This one is titled Convergence: David Douglas, the Corps of Discovery, and Scientific Exploration in the New World. In April of 2007 he presented Parallel Journeys: David Thompson, Lewis & Clark, and Thomas Jefferson. For a list of Nisbet's numerous print publications to date, click on his name on the menu page of either essay.

From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)